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Sunnyvale Detectives

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Tabke & Associates
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
Verified review

Gary has amazing insight. I used to think you only needed a private detective for following or finding someine. Recently we ran into a couple of situations that had us perplexed. They were around a sudden death and the final cal and legal aspects. Gary was amazing. He had great suggestions. Yet; the kindness, understanding and his ability to help defuse the emotions going on were priceless. He is a wealth of information.

Krollpfeiffer & Co.
4.4
from 8 reviews
    Shem I.
    Verified review

    It's a business nightmare. I had a trusted employee whom I suspected of stealing large sums of money over an extended period of time. I didn't know what to do, but I did know who to call. I contacted Stephen Krollpfeiffer and explained the situation. He knew that if I confronted the employee I could be opening a legal can of worms. He instructed me to go about my business as if all was fine. He began his investigation and had soon documented proof of the theft. He even handled the termination. I appreciate that Stephen was very sensitive to my company's needs, and other than a few key individuals, no-one knew anything had happened. I was able to continue to focus on business and, thanks to Krollpfeiffer and Co, we never missed a beat. Now Krollpfeiffer and Co performs background checks on all new hires, so I'll never find myself in the same situation again. If you own a business, you can't afford not to have this same protection.

    Atlas Investigations
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cristina M.
    Verified review

    I hired Atlas Investigations to assist me with an infidelity issue. I was offered a free consultation where I got to meet the investigator assigned to my case. Frank was able to put a plan together for me that fit my budget, and my needs. I was very pleased with the results and the professionalism of Atlas Investigations! I would recommend them to anyone in need of a private investigator,

    Discovery Investigations
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tim N.
    Verified review

    Mike was a well respected supervisor and detective in the Bay Area. I worked with him as he led the investigation into a cold case homicide of a 13 year old girl. Mike was determined and tenacious, and successfully prosecuted the killer in this heinous crime.

    About

    Since 1996, San Jose Detective Agency has been the premier detective agency in the Bay Area of California. Servicing business owners, individuals and attorneys. For the last 19 years, our firm has offered the full spectrum of investigative services from experienced, creative private investigators who genuinely care about your challenges and objectives. Our knowledgeable staff provides general investigations, surveillance services, cheating spouse monitoring, as well as bodyguard service, debugging, lie detector testing, trial preparation, skip tracing and many other investigative needs. Visit our services page to learn more about each of these sensitive and discreet investigative services that we provide our clients. Our trained, skilled, experience detectives will work hard to give you the information needed to bring closure to your situation. All services will be performed in a legal timely manner. To learn more about our agency or our investigation services in California or wherever the case leads,

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    What does a private investigator do?

    First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

    Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

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    Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

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    • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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